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November 4 trial date for man accused of killing JUTC chairman

Published:Friday | July 5, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A November 4 trial date has been set for 28-year-old Andre Bryan, who is charged with the murder of former chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers.

The date was set when the matter came up for mention in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

Attorney-at-Law Valerie Neita started making a bail application for the accused but the Crown opposed it after outlining the allegations in the case.

However, in her submissions, Neita-Robertson said she did not have all the material the prosecution outlined in its case particularly those related to an identification parade.

Justice Leighton Pusey set the matter to return to court on September 27 for the Crown and the defence to confirm to the Court that disclosure is complete.

He says the defence can renew its application for bail on that date.

The Crown is alleging that Chambers was killed because of a restructuring and redundancy exercise he was carrying out at the bus company at the time.

Chambers was fatally shot at the gate of JUTC's Spanish Town depot on June 28, 2008 when he went to purchase cigarettes.


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